A wealth of knowledge and experience spanning business, education, science and the arts, make up this month's impressive roll call of Edinburgh graduates.
Donald Chatfield was drawn to Edinburgh by New College’s international reputation, but he found further inspiration in unrelated classes.
I found a flat in North Morningside, and I always enjoyed the beauty of my daily walk to the College across The Meadows and along George IV Bridge to The Mound.
Christine De Luca
The continuous variety of student life - from shared bedsits to field trips in the Alps - stood out for teacher and poet Christine De Luca.
It was the late 60s and Malcolm Muggeridge was railing against students – a time of social change.
Peter Gibbons’ physics degree seems far removed from his current role in business, but a grounding in scientific problem solving has served him well.
I would have to add that I loved studying physics and I was lucky to be taught by Peter Higgs and many other world renowned physicists.
Dedication and a sense of humour have taken Gordon Mitchell from homeless art college student in the 1970s to the successful painter he is today.
I received a little grant (£48 per annum) and needed various part-time jobs to get by, including: office cleaner, bus conductor, forklift driver and I even learned to crochet women’s hats.
Siouxsie Wiles was first captivated by medical microbiology during her undergraduate degree. Now she channels her own enthusiasm to ‘demystify science’.
I was fascinated by the tales of deadly microbes, of how some bacteria and viruses are able to kill a healthy person, sometimes in just a few days.
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